Wednesday, May 26, 2021

by Debbie Rosenberg

Several news stories have caught my eye lately.  It's been quite awhile since I paid much attention to possible UFO stories, which were always popular in college at parties, but news of a US Navy pilot sighting caught my attention and makes me wonder what the future brings. Back at the beginning, who would have imagined the International Space Station and trips to Mars? We've certainly come a long way from the first space flights. In honor of these reports, I thought I would share a few of our newer books regarding Space and UFO's.  The other stories that caught my attention lately involve the Opioid Epidemic in the United States, from Purdue Pharma's proposed opioid settlement to stories of addiction throughout society.

UFOs & Space

Making contact : preparing for the new realities of extraterrestrial existence: 
coming in June

They are already here : UFO culture and why we see saucers 
by Sarah Scoles: 001.942 Scoles 2020

One giant leap : the impossible mission that flew us to the moon 
by Charles Fishman: 629.454 Fishman 2019

Mercury rising : John Glenn, John Kennedy, and the new battleground of the Cold War 
by Jeff Shesol: coming in June

Liftoff : Elon Musk and the desperate early days that launched Space X 
by Eric Berger: New Nonfiction 629.4027 Berger 2021

Opioid Crisis 

Empire of pain : the secret history of the Sackler dynasty 
by Patrick Keefe: New NF 929.2 Sackler Keefe 2021

The Fifth vial 
by Mike Majlak: Nonfiction 362.283 Majlak Majlak 2020

American epidemic : reporting from the front lines of the opioid crisis - 
a collection of vivid reporting: 362.293 American 2019

This is Ohio : the overdose crisis and the front lines of a new America 
by Jack Shuler: 362.293 Shuler 2020

Debbie Rosenberg is a member of Fond du Lac Public Library's reference department.